Monday, February 28, 2011

Rs.52,057 Crores Allocated for Education

40 Per Cent higher allocation in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Revised “Vocationalisation of Secondary Education” to be Implemented
The Union Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, while presenting the Union Budget for 2011-12, has proposed an allocation of Rs.52,057 crore for education, which is an increase of 24 per cent over the current year.

For the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Rs.21,000 crore are being allocated for the year 2011-12, which is 40% higher than Rs.15,000 crore allocated in the current year budget.

A revised Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Vocationalisation of Secondary Education” will be implemented from 2011-12 to improve the employability of our youth.

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